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Rise Up Times dedicates this song to Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27, Minneapolis, Minnesota Published on Jan 10, 2013 Sarah Jarosz’s acoustic performance of “Ring Them Bells” for Vanguard and Sugar Hill Record’s The Americana Sessions recorded and taped at Minutia Studios in Nashville, TN. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check […]

Torture is a crime

 With the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the CIA’s use of torture, it becomes clear that in the aftermath of the loathsome terrorist attacks of 9/11, the United States entered into a new and barbarous stage in its history, one in which acts of violence and moral depravity were not […]

America’s hypocrisy on terrorism included the U.S. government prosecuting and imprisoning five Cuban agents who were actually trying to thwart terrorist operations in Miami. President Obama’s prisoner swap with Cuba finally addressed that upside-down justice. By Marjorie Cohn  ConsortiumNews.com  December 17, 2014 In the course of delivering his historic speech dramatically altering U.S.-Cuba policy, President Barack Obama […]

Injustice anywhere . . .small

“When there is conflict in unstable nations, the tide comes in with the strength of a tsunami to drown out the precious advances women have made there.” By Bina Shah  Huffington Post  December 18, 2014 When we speak of international women’s rights, it’s tempting to think of them as a destination — a large, glittering city […]

truth and reconciliation

 The decision not to indict Eric Garner’s killer is just the latest story in a long history of violence against black men. What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism? By Fania Davis  Yes! Magazine  December 3, 2014  Fania Davis. YES! photo by Lane Hartwell. I am among the millions who have experienced […]

 Apparently the nuclear “haves” want to do anything possible to stay away from this conference — they don’t want to go anywhere near anything that might suggest that they do, indeed, need to disarm.  By Joe Scarry  comehomeamerica  December 16, 2014 So . . . it’s #NoNukesTuesday and I’m trolling through all the posts about the […]

How we roll...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The National Security State “Works,” Even If Nothing It Does Works By Tom Engelhardt  tomdispatch.com  December 18, 2014 It was December 6, 2019, three years into a sagging Clinton presidency and a bitterly divided Congress. That day, the 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s long fought-over, much-delayed, heavily redacted report on […]

Torture is only...

Former Bagram and Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, who was subject to abuse and mentioned in the Senate committee report, dismissed claims that CIA torture could be justified, sharing his own experience with RT. He once made up facts to end the torture. RT.com  December 13, 2014 Click here to view the video READ MORE: 10 […]

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Published on Dec 12, 2014 http://democracynow.org – For the first time ever, delegates at the U.N. Climate Change Conference are talking about entirely phasing out fossil fuels by 2050, setting up a showdown with the energy industry that profits from their extraction. We speak to Jamie Henn of 350.org about the state of the U.N. […]

freedom of the press

Published on Aug 15, 2014 TheRealNews: Award winning journalists James Risen and Phil Donahue discuss the importance of grassroots movements in preserving the basic tenants of democracy at a time of unprecedented attacks on whistle-blowers and journalists. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from […]

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Published on Dec 16, 2014 http://democracynow.org – On the Senate floor last week, outgoing Democratic Sen. Mark Udall called for a purge of top CIA officials implicated in the torture program and cover-up, including current Director John Brennan. But as he enters the final days of his Senate term, Udall is facing calls to take […]

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 Secrecy, Surveillance and Censorship The information age is actually a media age. We have war by media; censorship by media; demonology by media; retribution by media; diversion by media – a surreal assembly line of obedient clichés and false assumptions. By JOHN PILGER  Counterpunch  Weekend Edition, Dec. 5-7, 2014 Why has so much journalism succumbed […]

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 In its dealings with the European Union, Ukraine could not even get concessions for its citizens to find work throughout Europe. The West does not care about Ukraine, or its people, except for using them to seize a strategic advantage against Russia in the geopolitical game of nations. By Dennis Kucinich  truthdig.com  December 16, 2014 […]

The fist in pacifist

Published on Dec 12, 2014 Song written by Luke Nephew, Peace Poets Video edited by Frank Lopez, Peace Poets Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on […]

Flag with corporations

The Massachusetts senator sure won’t let big banks get away with the kind of blatant robbery other members of Congress seem perfectly happy to allow. Friday, Elizabeth Warren gave a scathing speech against bank bailouts on the Senate floor that has some proclaiming it may be the kind of address that gets her elected president of the […]

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 Judge Posner’s is the voice of unadulterated wealth, power and privilege talking. The distinguished judge – like all those of similar position and class – has all sorts of ways that his personal privacy is safeguarded: government-provided security, electronic gates that protect his home and office, a staff of people who work for him. … BY GLENN GREENWALD  The Intercept […]

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 Right off, it is crucial to make corporate power and its effects visible. And that means not just material relations of power but also the ideologies that legitimate corporate power. This means that it is crucial to recognize that there is no correlation between corporate power and democracy. When corporate power speaks in the name […]

Everytime we fail to act . . .

PopularResistance.org These are fifteen core issues that are in crisis in the United States. This list was developed during the organizing process for the Occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. There are solutions to each of these crises and many of them are supported by a majority of the population, but instead of considering […]

Chomsky spectrum of debate

 This notion that the goal of journalism is to avoid “taking sides” is troubling; that’s how you get reporting that pretends it’s an open question [for example] whether or not humans are raising the temperature of the planet by putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By Jim Naureckas  FAIR.org  December 12, 2014 National Public Radio, […]

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Take Action. Join CCR and demand that the Department of Justice act now.  Please take action, share these materials widely, and help us build a groundswell of support for prosecuting those who torture and those who protect torturers! 10 appalling findings in the Senate’s torture report The Center for Constitutional Rights <http://www.ccrjustice.org/&gt; (CCR) Subscribe or […]

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